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Dante's Idea of Friendship

by Filippa Modesto | 19 October 2015
Synopsis
In the ancient world, friendship was a virtue of great philosophical importance. Aristotle wrote extensively about it, as did Cicero. Their conception of friendship as a relationship based on reason and virtue was transformed by Christianity into a connection based on the mutual love of an individual and God. In Dante s Idea of Friendship, Filippa Modesto offers sharp readings of the Commedia, Vita Nuova, and Convivio that demonstrate Dante s interest in that theme. Drawing on a lucid and wide-ranging examination of the literature on friendship, she shows how he weaved together the contradictory classical and the Christian concepts of friendship into a harmonious synthesis in which friendship became a handmaiden to salvation and happiness. A fresh, perceptive interpretation of Dante s works, Dante s Idea of Friendship will engage medievalists, classicists, and scholars of friendship throughout the ages. "
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Synopsis
In the ancient world, friendship was a virtue of great philosophical importance. Aristotle wrote extensively about it, as did Cicero. Their conception of friendship as a relationship based on reason and virtue was transformed by Christianity into a connection based on the mutual love of an individual and God. In Dante s Idea of Friendship, Filippa Modesto offers sharp readings of the Commedia, Vita Nuova, and Convivio that demonstrate Dante s interest in that theme. Drawing on a lucid and wide-ranging examination of the literature on friendship, she shows how he weaved together the contradictory classical and the Christian concepts of friendship into a harmonious synthesis in which friendship became a handmaiden to salvation and happiness. A fresh, perceptive interpretation of Dante s works, Dante s Idea of Friendship will engage medievalists, classicists, and scholars of friendship throughout the ages. "
€68.59
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Currently out of stock
Delivery 5-7 Days
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ISBN - 9781442650596
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Published - 19/10/2015
Categories - All, Books, Fiction, Literature, Literary Reference & Essays
No. of Pages - 296
Weight - 582
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Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
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